Indigenous Peoples in Brazil: Amerindian Perspectives

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Indigenous Peoples in Brazil: Amerindian Perspectives

  • Host University

    Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

  • Location

    Florianópolis, Brazil

  • Area of Study

    History, Indigenous Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    54
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Brazil is among the world’s most ethnically diverse countries. It is currently home to 247 different indigenous peoples (speaking only of those formally recognized by the state) and more than 150 vernacular languages. This course sets out to introduce the history, the cultures and societies of Amerindian peoples living in Brazil, exploring their cosmologies and perspectives on nature and society, their forms of political organization and their relationships with the Brazilian national society.